Tag Archives: choosing paint colors

Choosing a Better Paint Color Palette

I’m heading to church camp with my daughters and will be slightly “off the grid” for a few days, but I wanted to leave you with some color inspiration before I go!  I recently did a color and design consultation with a new client who recently moved into a new build in a historic area […]

The Paint Colors of the HGTV Smart Home 2014

Touring designer showcase homes can give you insight into what colors are being used in high-end new builds.  Since I was fortunate enough to get an exclusive invitation to the HGTV Smart Home 2014 in Nashville last week, I thought I’d share all the paint colors used in this beautiful, high-tech home. HGTV Smart Home […]

Paint Color Trends 2014 – Color Experts Weigh In

My article on 2014 Paint Color Trends just hit the newsstand in Everyday Home magazine, woohoo! When the editor asked me to write the article back in the fall, I decided to share not only my predictions, but also those of some other color experts whose work I admire.   Everyday Home Magazine   While […]

Are Y’all Ready for Fall? Cozy Hilltop Retreat Before and Afters

I must tell you – I always go kicking and screaming into fall.  I prefer sunny skies and warm weather, which is one of the reasons I live in the South!  But here we are, smack dab in the middle of the fall season.  I might as well make the best of it, so today […]

Rearranging Your Rooms and Re-imagining Your Color Scheme

Not many people can see past the way the way they’ve been using their rooms, even though that may not be working for them anymore.  And if they have an obvious color scheme, they may be overwhelmed with the idea of updating – does that mean they have to get rid of everything and start […]

Painting Progress and a Visit from Granny

Halloween week is always fun, putting together costumes with the kids and eating all kinds of candy you simply should not be.  I have three zits on my forehead right now because of it.    My work week was productive, as well.  Lots of painting going on this week with my clients, both local and […]

Why You Shouldn’t Paint Your Dining Room Gray

While grays are uber-popular now, as a Paint Color Consultant I typically steer clients clear of gray for dining rooms.  Here’s the reason:  dining rooms are typically full of wood furnishings. Neutral grays don’t work well as a backdrop for wood tones – the space goes dead, in my opinion. source  

Television Taking Center Stage? Make It Disappear!

It’s a common problem in most living rooms.  How do you address the desire for a television in the living space without making it the focal point?  Flat screen televisions can sometimes fit into a bookcase unit, but the big black screen can still stick out like a sore thumb – mainly because it’s big […]

Bargain Table Makeover – Chalk Paint Fail & Fix

Would you be able to see the potential in these yard sale tables?  One is a large coffee table, one is an end table, and one is a sofa table.  All with caning, missing the glass inserts that were originally included in this 1980’s set.  I picked them up for $30 for all three!